Who wants to play an altered reality RTS about sustainable publishing processes called Destructoid? I'll be at the University of Miami's Launch Pad event today at 4 PM trying to explain whatever it is I do here.
I'm almost certain that, perhaps with the exception of star pornographers, I've one of the best jobs in the universe in the history of everything, ever. I'd also like to believe that when I'm not asking my team to bring me calories and golden flasks of caffeine we're working together to create a company that publishes awesome -- a job I'm honestly figuring out as I go, as my resume hasn't exactly prepared me to do this, which is half the fun. I hope to do this until they drag me away.
Who's behind Destructoid? Some dude that didn't even finish college: Instead of taking another math class for the billionth time I really wanted to dick around on the Internet instead. Lucky? Sure. But you have to create the possibility that luck will knock at your door sometimes by doing things like getting on airplanes and being in places you have no business being in (E3 2006, in my case).
Working on Dtoid is living the dream. We believe in ten things* -- a list we compiled as a collective that keeps this ship together even in the crappiest of economic times. It works for us. I live by it. Quitting college at a school that offered no web design classes when Barnes and Nobles had the web books required a leap of faith. I'd like to believe making those calculated risks can make all the difference, even if conventional wisdom (and your infinitely wise parents) think you're out of your mind. Be crazy. Have the nads. Don't wait until you're rotting to think about what could have been had you dared.
Anyhow, I've been given the unique opportunity to tell a graduating class of business students to work at the kind of lives and companies that mean something to people. I'm a guest speaker at University of Miami's Launchpad's Science and Tech day, which will also includes mobile and game design talks. I'm also looking forward to listening in on Alienware's Nelson Gonzalez (no relation) and the guys from Dell. My song and dance starts at 4pm, so swing by if you're free. Look for the guy in the robot helmet.
[*Maybe 11. Ask me in person. Buddha art by Justin Togail]
Global Entrepreneurship Week at the University of Miami
1:00-1:40 PM - Intro for Mobile Apps
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